We’re back with a photo update around the Universal Orlando! With most of Universal’s projects opening this past June, this month’s update will be relatively quiet in comparison to past ones. Most of the major construction is still ongoing at Dockside Inn & Suites and the unannounced Jurassic Park project, while small adjustments and changes have been made elsewhere around the park. Let’s take a look!
Park Update Index
» Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites
» Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
» Jurassic Park Project
» Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
» Terminator 2: 3D Replacement
» A Little Bit of this, A Little Bit of that
Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites
With Surfside Inn & Suites opening at the end of June, all the construction has now shifted over to Dockside as it gets ready to open next Spring. Painting of the buildings has begun on the main building, while the lobby is currently being built.
In addition, the roadway in between the 2 resorts completed some beautification upgrades, including a new median with foliage, new signage, and newly paved roadways.
Promotional material has appeared in the Cinemark rotunda to promote the upcoming Universal Pictures Hobbs & Shaw, out in theaters August 2nd.
The entrance to Blue Man Group recently replaced their banner ads with some nice new colorful ones.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
It’s been an interesting opening month for the new attraction, and Universal has made some adjustments to the ride’s operating schedule. Initially, the ride would open midday while they worked out the kinks. Now, the ride opens with the park but closes early once the line reaches capacity. Since this change, the ride has experienced minimal downtime. Just something to note when you’re planning your visit to the park. The recently-closed Sindbad stunt show now serves as a holding area/temporary queue during the morning rush.
On-Ride photos are now available at the exit. The photo is taken after the last launch as you make your way back to the Abbey and into the unload.
Jurassic Park Project
Still no word on what’s coming here, but work continues on the Jurassic Park project. Not a lot has changed, other than some dirt moving here and there.
The bypass bridge’s rails have been installed. It is unknown if the construction walls will be kept up to keep wandering eyes out of the construction area, or taken down now that rails have been added.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Universal Orlando recently removed the 3D feature from the attraction, following the change made over in Hollywood earlier this Summer. The glass pickup area has been converted to more queue space. The pre-show dialogue has changed as well, as glasses are no longer required and are now no longer referenced.
Terminator 2: 3D Replacement
Another project with no information, we still have no idea what will be replacing Terminator 2: 3D. Walls are up around the entrance, but that’s the extent of any construction evidence. The 3D bins were removed and are now available for purchase in the Prop Shop.
A Little Bit of this, A Little Bit of that
Parking rates have gone up, with regular parking now $26. Prime parking has also gone up to $40.
Some roadwork is being done near the entrance road/drop-off area. It appears a median is being changed, but it appears to have a minimal impact on traffic flow.
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